St. Edward High School has been named the fourth weekly winner of the WNBA Chicago Sky’s 2018 “High School Team of the Week” program, presented by Robert Morris University Illinois. The team received the honor after being nominated for their accomplishments on the court, as well as in the classroom and the community.
“The 2017-2018 Ladywave wants to be remembered as a basketball family who always strived to improve and be the team the competition is worried about,” said the school’s varsity girls basketball coach Michelle Dawson. “Our motto is to play hard, play smart and play as a team.”
St. Edward’s girls basketball team currently holds a cumulative 4.09 GPA (on a 4-point scale) and also spends time giving back by working with Special Olympics, tutoring at local parishes, volunteering at Anderson Animal Shelter and making meals through Feed My Starving Children.
Each “High School Team of the Week” award winner in the 10-week program, supported by Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, will be honored at center court during halftime at a Chicago Sky game in the upcoming 2018 season.
All teams that compete in IHSA class 1A, 2A, 3A or 4A competitions are eligible to win a weekly honor. Nominations can be submitted on the Chicago Sky website through Feb. 21.
Each team selected during the 10-week program will be entered as a contender for the 2018 “High School Team of the Year” award. The winner will be determined through an online voting process on the Sky’s website and announced on opening night at Wintrust Arena.